Chicago's Nemanja Nikolic on pace to break MLS's long-standing goals record

Nemanja Nikolic - close up

Editor's Note

Originally published on June 28, this article has been updated to include Nikolic's Week 18 brace.
—Ben Couch, Senior Editor

If Nemanja Nikolic can keep scoring at this rate, Roy Lassiter's long-standing goals record for a single MLS season will be broken at last.

Nikolic has tallied 16 times during the Chicago Fire's initial 18 league games of the year, and he will surpass the record 27 that Lassiter set in 1996 should he continue to find the back of the net at this pace. Chris Wondolowski (2012) and Bradley Wright-Phillips (2014) also scored 27 goals in a single campaign.

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